WBS is second in the UK for accounting and finance

Warwick Business School’s Accounting & Finance undergraduate course has been ranked second in the UK by The Guardian and The Times.

While the School was also ranked second in the country for Business, Management and Marketing by The Times, with The Guardian placing WBS fourth for Business and Management, which covers its BSc Management and BSc International Management degrees.

It comes hot on the heels of WBS being named the top Russell Group business school for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.

The Guardian University Guidewhich along with the Good University Guide from The Times and Sunday Times ranked the University of Warwick in the country's top 10 overall, reveals that almost 90 per cent of students were satisfied with the quality of the teaching on the BSc Accounting & Finance, with 93 per cent in graduate level jobs or in further study 15 months after finishing their degree.

In business and management The Guardian found 91 per cent of graduates were in suitable employment or studying in higher education or a professional course.

Andy Lockett, Dean of WBS and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “We work hard to provide a transformational experience for our students, not just in learning the theory and research for their subject but in developing the critical thinking and values that employers are looking for so they are ready to start their careers on the front foot.

“We want our students to embody our values of curiosity, openness, restlessness and excellence. These values will help them build their careers and achieve their ambitions.

“Our careers team have built great links with big companies like EY, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon and Deloitte, and so, alongside learning from our world-class academics, students have the opportunity to truly unleash their potential.”

The School’s BSc Accounting & Finance course gives students the option of taking a placement year with an employer in their third year.

BSc Management and BSc International Management offer students the option of a placement year with an employer in the UK or abroad, or to study abroad with one of the School’s partner institutions. 

Students studying BSc Management also have the chance to select pathways with their elective modules in Digital Business, Entrepreneurship, Finance, or Marketing, which may see them eligible for exemptions on The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualifications.

The BSc Accounting & Finance gives graduates exemptions from a number of professional accountancy exams, while the CFA Institute recognises the degree as covering at least 70 per cent of its Level 1 Candidate Body of Knowledge.

WBS offers superb campus facilities for undergraduates 

Sue Newell, Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Programme and Professor of Information Systems, said: “As we welcome a new cohort of undergraduates to the business school this ranking will give them confidence that they have come to the right place.

“WBS is for the Change Makers, and as such, we look to give students the opportunity to enjoy a life-changing experience that will set them on the path to have a positive impact on the world.

“As well as gaining knowledge from our world-class academics they really have so many wonderful opportunities to explore beyond the curriculum with our beautiful campus offering superb facilities like the Arts Centre, a state-of-the-art sports complex and a leading esports centre.

“This ranking is confirmation that our students are gaining a first-class education, and we have exciting plans to make their transformational experience even better.”